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Correct Rear Spoiler Position
#1
After reading some threads and looking at a lot of mach 1 pics I'm still 50/50 on which way the spoiler should be mounted on the deck lid. In my opinion it looks good either way but I'm wondering which way it came from the factory. I've had my car for about 2 months now.


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#2
Think of it like an airplane wing, the thicker leading edge is the front and the trailing edge is thinner. Looks like yours is on backwards to me.

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#3
Well... it 'looks' backward from that angle. Need to look at it from the profile and determine if the angled edge is toward the front (backward) or toward the rear (correct).

Here is a picture of one that's mounted incorrectly (backward)... and what happened to it as a result.

[Image: Photo-0027.jpg]

Hope this helps.

Eric

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#4
Hi

Via the link below you can find quite good info on the rear spoiler installation...

http://429mustangcougarinfo.50megs.com/m...terior.htm

Wolfgang
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#5
This is some great info. Thanks guys. Wolfgang great link. Lots of good stuff. Looks like my spoiler was put on incorrectly by the previous owner. Hopefully it will be easy enough to unbolt and swing it around.
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#6
Hi Biskit,

Placing the spoiler around the correct way is obviously important, but also consider your spoiler angle as well. See my post on this subject done several months ago..............................

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-corre...ler-angles

Thanks,

Greg.Smile

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#7
Thanks Greg,
I wondered if there was another thread out there that talked about the spoiler position. My search just didn't bring any up. Thanks for the link.

Chad
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#8
I have seen so many mounted backwards. I ordered a Mach 1 new and still have it with 12,000 miles. The thick edge goes forward just like an airplane wing. I hear many say they have no effect. I do not see how anyone can say that just put you hand out the window at 100 mph and tilt at different angles and see the force applied. Same with the front it does apply down force. The spoiler on the rear does more good to break up the air behind the vehicle than down force. Drive one of these cars at 120 without the front spoiler then put one on and you will feel the difference in the wheel much more solid.
David


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David
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#9
Did you guys ever consider the possibility that the spoiler was placed correctly and someone mounted the car backwards???

Jason
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#10
greekstile;245234 Wrote:Did you guys ever consider the possibility that the spoiler was placed correctly and someone mounted the car backwards???

Meaning?

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